Source Title: Foreign Minister of Iran: we will use the new vaccine produced by Russia, China and India, that is, we will not use the US vaccine!
[World Wide Web] visiting Iranian foreign minister Zarif told Russia today (RT) TV that Iran will use the new vaccine made by Russia, China and India, but Iran will not use the U.S. vaccine due to public health and political factors. The program will air on Thursday, the report said.
&”We will get the Russian vaccine, we will get the Chinese vaccine, and we keep close contact with them. “We will also get the Indian vaccine,” the top Iranian diplomat told RT, adding that Iran’s domestic vaccine has passed the first phase of clinical trials and hopes to be included in the vaccination campaign from June this year.
Meanwhile, Zarif explicitly rejected the US vaccine, the report said.
&”I think it’s a public health issue with some political considerations about the intentions of the United States. It’s obvious that there is a lack of trust between us. &”Zarif said.
In addition, Zarif recalled that Iran had cooperated with western countries in the field of public health in the past, but the result was counterproductive. &”As you know, we had a very bad experience with another western country, and I don’t want to disclose its name. They send blood with the virus to Iran, and many patients who need blood transfusions are infected.
Reported that although Zarif refused to disclose which country, but he is likely to refer to the 1980s and 1990s from France shipped HIV contaminated blood. Rt said that about 300 Iranians were infected by transfusion of contaminated blood, which became an international scandal.
Reported that Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei recently expressed similar concerns. Earlier this month, he banned imports of the vaccine from the United States and the United Kingdom, calling it “untrustworthy.”;.
In the interview, Zarif also lamented that the new crown pandemic has not become a factor of world unity. Although Iran is the most affected country in the Middle East, the United States has not eased its pressure on Iran. &However, on the other hand, it is reported that the US sanctions have also brought benefits to Iran, forcing Iran to develop its own pharmaceutical industry. Zarif said that because of these sanctions, Iran has no access to essential medicines, new coronavirus test kits and masks, but we have produced all these medical supplies in Iran, which actually helps us to be self reliant. We want to cooperate with the world, but we don’t want to rely on it;.